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June 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has pulled Wendy’s out of the violent and abusive Mexican market for tomatoes. On June 5th, Wendy's announced at its annual shareholder's meeting a plan to scale back its tomato purchases from Mexico and instead purchases from greenhouses in the US and Canada. The... Keep reading »
June 7, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Two hundred people came together for the launch event of A New Social Contract. The event featured Cathy Albisa, NESRI’s Executive Director, Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School, Carol Anderson, Author of White Rage & Chair of the African American... Keep reading »
June 5, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
For two weeks at the end of last year, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty criss crossed the United States, speaking to communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lowndes County and Montgomery, Alabama, Charleston, West Virginia, and San Juan, Guayama and Salinas, Puerto... Keep reading »
January 18, 2018 | Health
In a State Assembly hearing on health care "value," health care analysts painted a portrait of California's health care system that brushed aside the experiences and voices of the millions of Californians who are denied health care every year. Outside of the Capitol, Healthy California’s rally told a different story. Keep reading »
January 17, 2018 | Work with Dignity
We are pleased to share this piece about Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, or CTUL , one of our Coordinating Committee members in the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network , a transnational network of worker centers and their allies anchored at NESRI. The WSR-Network offers a collective... Keep reading »
December 29, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
A racial equity assessment of Baltimore city capital (construction) projects showed disparate treatment of neighborhoods. Breaking this historic grip of redlining means putting people, not profit in the driver's seat of development policy. Our op-ed , published in the Baltimore Sun, points to a... Keep reading »
November 28, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Disaster cleanup workers face grave risks, immigrant workers are facing retaliation and deportation, the Trump administration cuts health and safety funds, and Vermont dairy workers and Illinois temp workers win victories. Keep reading »
November 20, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Migrant Justice wins a major victory for farmworkers, Greg Asbed wins a MacArthur genius award and the Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network launches. Keep reading »
September 4, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
On this Labor Day, we reaffirm that decent work under dignified conditions is a fundamental human right. Yet, workers face stagnant wages, with almost half the population makes less than $15 an hour, leisure time is disappearing for some while others are permanently underemployed, schedules are... Keep reading »
August 14, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
We mourn the loss of human life in Charlottesville. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, who joined other courageous individuals to stand up for human dignity and counter-protest the terrifying display of far right white supremacist power. But we must do more than mourn to honor them. We must stand... Keep reading »

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